November 23, 2012

Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Pure (Covenant #2)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release date: April 3rd, 2012

Rating: 4/5

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There is need. And then there is Fate

Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's "other half" is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool.

Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her.

When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude or killing her.

When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.

Pure begins shortly after the events in Half-Blood, Alex goes to school, she trains with her classmates and also has extra training classes to catch up with Aiden and with Seth. Is in this scenario that daimons begin to infiltrate and attack the pures at the covenant, so they´re new rules that are applied to both pures and half-bloods, but the applied to half-bloods are a little more extreme.

And amid all this, there is the romantic drama between Aiden and Alex, she is still pining for him and Aiden is trying (not very efficiently) to stay away from her. And although I understand Aiden´s motivations and it looks like he really feels something for her, something was off with him in this book (at least for me). And in this book the spotlight is on Seth, we get to see another side of him,he still manages to remain arrogant, narcissistic, the king of the world, but we see him interact more with Alex and in his very particular way we see that he cares about her, he is very protective of her and we also see a little bit deeper the mystical connection between Alex and Seth, the way one of them can "read" or "feel" the other. In this book I really liked the character of Seth! I change my mind about him, I didn´t like him in the first book.

Another aspect that touches the book is that Alex travels to another Covenant where we see a little of the segregation of the half-bloods, the half-bloods in servitude and the punishment that they received when one of them dare to fall in love with a Pure.

Pure as a good second book in a series left me with more questions than answers and I´m intrigued by several characters and I hope that in the following books I get to know more about them and I have several theories about some of them. This book like its predecessor has action, drama and we get to see the furies, lesser gods who come to bring "order" in the covenant.

I loved it! and finally we see some gods (though minors gods) coming to cause chaos. And although there isn´t a mayor cliffhanger, I need to read Deity now.

Favorites quotes:
"You  know what?" His breath was warm against my cheek. "There are a lot of stupid things to do, but I really want to do the stupidest thing possible".
"What´s that?"
"I want to kiss you"
I opened my eyes. "Is this real?"
"Very real." He leaned back and brushed strands of wet hair off my face.
I did want to kiss him......


  1. I was kind of on the fence about reading this book but after your review I think I will give it a try. Those teaser quotes make me want to read it right now!

    Emily @ Falling for YA

  2. Looks Great, heard lots of great things about it, Can't wait to start it :D Thanks for you review.

  3. I finally read Half-Blood this summer. And I loved it. But when I saw the final books release date, I decided to wait. It is really hard though. I love Alex. I love Aiden. Seth is a pain, but I like him. Sigh. I can't wait much longer. Grrr!

  4. I haven't read this series, but I recently won a copy of Elixir from a giveaway. I'll definitely read this series; I've heard all kinds of good about JLA as an author and story teller. Can't wait! :)

  5. I haven't read this series but I love Armentrout's other books so intend to put this one ob my wishlist.

  6. I`ve heard that Armentrout has written a lot of interesting books and I kind of want to try them but am a bit reluctant, because they seem to have the same hype as Twilight.
    Are they really worth reading?

  7. I agree! Seth kinda grew on me in this one. I also haven't had a chance to read Deity, but it's in my tbr pile!

  8. Not sure if this book sounds like something I'd like...I've heard good things about Jennifer Arementrouts books though :)

  9. I read Daemon and loved it. I have the other books on my wishlist now. Hopefully I'll get to read Half-Blood soon! Thank you!

  10. I'm not hugely into Romance but I do like mythology. The cover is beautiful though and I might get cracking on this series because of that.

  11. Read the first book but I never got to this one and come to think of it, I don't know why that is. Great review though! <3